53 jobs to be created in South Yorkshire after tech company Lontra chooses region for new base

Tech company Lontra is to create 53 jobs in South Yorkshire after it announced plans to open a new digital services centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe.

Lontra, a firm that develops products that address traditional engineering challenges, has been awarded a grant of £1.58m from the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Fund to open the centre.

The new facility is expected to create 53 jobs in the area by 2024 and Lontra said it is also set to create a number of new technical roles as the business develops, some of which will be filled by graduates and apprentices. Lontra has pledged to work with local universities and the AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) to fill these.

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Steve Lindsey, chief executive of Lontra, said: “This is the start of an ambitious programme to build our digital services business globally. We could have located it anywhere in the UK or indeed the world, but we chose Sheffield.

Steve Lindsay

“Locating here means having access to an abundance of skilled workers and being able to build our supplier network on a local basis.”